FMD Pro provides a certification-based, sector-wide standard for non-financial managers in the sector. FMD Pro materials are freely available for learners and organizations to use in building their own skills. Training providers may adapt these materials into their own training programs as long as they comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license.
The Guide to the FMD Pro provides an introductory, independent exploration of Financial Management within the context of development and relief projects.download
Learning outcomes describe what learners have achieved, and can reliably demonstrate upon completion of the FMD Pro certification.download
Brief introductory videos explaining the tools introduced in the Guide to the FMD Pro. In April 2017, these videos will become the core of the FMD Pro Starter performance support site.view videos
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The initiative is led by the FMD Pro Advisory Group, whose members are responsible for the governance, management and maintenance of the FMD Pro standard and its products. The Advisory Group is comprised of directors from LINGOs, InsideNGO, Mango and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy.
The FMD Pro initiative is made possible through the generous financial support of these organizations: Mango, LINGOs, InsideNGO, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, World Vision International, Catholic Relief Services, FHI360, Orange, Cornerstone on Demand Foundation, and Mercy Corps.
The FMD Pro Working Group informs the scope, content and management of the initiative. Participants come from a diversity of backgrounds, each contributing (and benefiting) in unique ways:
NGOs can inform the design, content and learning objectives of the standard created by FMD Pro. Working in coordination with other NGOs on the Working Group provides a significant advantage over creating the content on their own.
Donors can increase the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of their investments, while improving the performance and compliance of their projects.
Training organizations can expand the scope, quality and reach of their activities by supporting a new, standardized, scalable, certification-based training product.
Private-sector partners from the audit, accounting and banking sector can support the initiative by sharing intellectual capital and investing in a corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity that aligns with their core competency area.
In the absence of strong partnerships with country and sub-country level NGOs international agencies struggle to meet decentralization targets; local organizations remain resource constrained; and project impact at the community-level is compromised.
FMD Pro provides a certification-based, sector-wide standard for non-financial managers, leading to stronger financial management and more effective humanitarian programs.
FMD Pro helps our colleagues and partner organizations better manage projects and realize that Finance is not as scary as you thought it was.